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Tooth is earning accolades across the Midwest with their
high-energy show of modern blues. With a set list rich in modern blues,
original material, and blues-rock numbers, Hounds Tooth’s Soul Rockin'
Blues appeals to a wide range of audiences. Hounds Tooth has opened for
national acts including Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Shannon Curfman.
Additionally, they have appeared at some of the top blues festivals,
blues rooms, and local festivals in the Midwest including: Big Bull
Falls Blues Festival; Paramount Blues Festival; Summerfest; The Slippery
Noodle; BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups; Blowtorch Blues Society; and River
Released on May 19, 2010, Hounds Tooth’s CD, Soul Rockin (Tweed Tone Records), is a guitar-driven, modern blues album that focuses on original music with a few high-energy covers added to the mix. The CD has been receiving some great reviews:
"Hounds Tooth is no longer under the radar. Their new CD, Soul Rockin, will push this band into the fast lane of the blues world, keep your eye on these guys!" - Scott Gregory, Entertainment Director, River City Blues Society
Hounds Tooth spent the 2010 summer playing Blues Festivals, County Fairs, and Clubs throughout the Midwest. Joe Kadlec and Gabe Marchan share vocal and guitar duties. Joe’s polished vocal delivery and fretboard flurries are nicely complimented by Marchan’s passionate guitar playing and soulful vocals. Quickly gaining recognition amongst critics for their solid work, Lee Gabriel (bass) and Jeff Oscarson (drums) anchor the rhythm section.
WAMI Nominee for Best Blues Band 2010 and 2009
Voted Best Blues Band in the Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee 2006
After some time away from the scene for the past 5 years, Joe is
excited about playing the blues in one of the top recognized bands in
the region and bringing his own style of music to Hounds Tooth.
"Another highlight is “Black Coffee”...Gabe Marchan turns in a passionate vocal and the twin guitar interplay adds lots of heat to this slow blues number."
Some of Gabe's influences include SRV, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Albert
Collins, B.B. King, Chris Duarte, and Albert King.
Jeff began drumming at the age of 12, and has performed at some of the top venues in the Milwaukee area including Summerfest, Shank Hall, and the Rave, as well as the top Midwest Blues Festivals including Prairie Dog Blues Fest, Nothin But the Blues, and Big Bull Falls Blues Fest. Some of his diverse drumming influences include John Bonham, Chad Smith, Chris Layton, Brad Wilk, and Stewart Copeland. Prior to joining Hounds Tooth, Jeff played with blues/rock group 94 South and the alternative rock band Fat Camp. He studies drumming with Del Bennett, who currently tours with Greg Koch.